This Blog has Grown

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I am always amazed at the fact that I have followers, friends who I know better through their writings than I know many passing through my life.  With regular writing, this collection of friends has grown.  I decided my friends deserved a little extra hospitality.  I have therefore, changed my theme, and used a picture of the Ohio River and the blue and green bridges between Ohio and Ashland, Kentucky.

Welcome, I hope you enjoy what I have to offer.

If you have been blogging for a while, you may have noticed that some blogs just quietly disappear.  Some fight their way back, like me.  I had a false start six years ago, writing a few posts, read by a few family members.  I had no idea how to attract readers.  I had no idea what to write about.  Time and a little patience did not occur to me.  I wanted results now.  Of course, my aging parents and their declining health may also have had an influence on my desire to write.

After a long 4 year break, just as I was re-awakening to the world around me after my parents’ deaths, Robin Williams died and I was moved to write a post.  There were a few posts about events in our country and from around the world, but the personal was still tender.  This was two years ago.  I wrote close to 80 posts, and was found by some followers that I now think of as friends.

That was last year, and this year I nearly fizzled out again.  My postings dropped from a couple of times a week, to only a few a month from November through June, without a single posting in March.  I ran out of safe topics, and world events were going crazy.

I am digging up the bones of my life and putting them back together, into more personal posts.  The twinkle has returned to my eye and I play with my words, and experiment with styles and types of writing.  At times I am amazed by an elegant turn of phrase.  World events are still crazy, and perhaps they always are crazy, but now I am writing most days.  I am finding joy in my writing.

 

 

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  1. Yeah, my blogging life went through three complete and dismal failures before I finally found WordPress who by hook and crook managed to get me on the right track.

    I’m glad you’re back on the blogging trail.
    Thanks for posting!

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  2. Congratulations on your blog, I really like the new design, not that you’re old one was that bad but when you changed the picture it was a nice refreshing change. As a web designer I understand how much a little change on the site, occasionally, really does work, pity those paying the bills don’t always 🙂

    I do have a hard time with patience and waiting for website success because time is money when a customer pays me to get their site online to make them money, but I don’t write a blog for success (that’s what my novel writing is for I hope) so slow and easy is for me. If people read it great, if they don’t I don’t care, to be honest I don’t even know if those viewing read it, but I also don’t loose any sleep if I don’t get likes, follows or awards. This kind of writing is just therapy for me.

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      1. I have thought a few times about trying to figure out what people like to read but in the end it requires too much thought. I don’t even write my novel length stuff with an audience in mind. I write it for myself and if someone reads it I’m happy if they don’t I’m still happy.

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